Sold In America is an investigative original series that dives into the nation's unseen sex trade, covering issues from human trafficking to prostitution. Although the subject is often discussed in an international context, about 15,000 people are trafficked in the U.S. alone each year, and thousands more sell sex under varying levels of compulsion, constrained decisions and choice. This series shows viewers how our culture of paying for sex harms the diverse types of people who end up in the sex trade, from children being trafficked by opioid addicts, to life in America's most elite brothel. And the series takes a look at the frontlines of combating these issues. With moving storytelling and videography as well as hard-hitting investigative journalism, Sold In America pulls back the curtain on our nation's sex trade.
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Sex. Profit. Violence. This is America's sex trade like you've never seen it.
Sold In America: The Workers
Newsy visits the only place in the U.S. where money for sex is legal and follows the fight to decriminalize prostitution in the nation's capital.
Sold In America: The Trafficking
Thousands of people in the U.S. are trafficked for sex each year. Newsy talks to survivors and explores new efforts to stop exploitation.
Sold In America: The Buyers
Newsy examines the nationwide effort to crack down on the buying of sex and how that affects people who sell sex to survive.